Frieda has played a critical role in staffing the Raise the Age Implementation Task Force to implement new legislation that raised the age of criminal responsibility for young people in New York City. She also works with mayoral teams on a range of issues—from neighborhood revitalization to improving transportation and infrastructure. Previously, Frieda supported strategic planning for the Center for Court Innovation’s Harlem Community Justice Center, conducting research about the East Harlem community, challenges residents face in securing safe and healthy housing, and new and valuable opportunities for the Center.
Before joining Bennett Midland, Frieda conducted research for a global health firm in Washington D.C., where her assignments included research on farming productivity indicators in rural Nigeria and developing literature reviews for case studies on replicable public health practices. As an undergraduate, Frieda worked alongside the Fuller Center for Housing in Macon, Georgia, to build and renovate houses for families in need, and studied the integration of indigenous students in urban schools in Cuenca, Ecuador. Frieda graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Policy Management.